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PTProductsOnline.com – To prevent injuries, it is critical that coaches and parents are better educated about the effects of specialization in a single sport, according to a recent study. The study was presented during the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto. In the study, led by Timothy A. McGuine, Ph.D., ATC from the … Continue reading Specialization in a Single Sport May Lead to More Lower Extremity Injuries

Chances are you’ve come across the old dental health adage: “Floss the teeth you want to keep.” The first time you spotted this sign in a dental office or heard the phrase uttered word-for-word by the dentist probably elicited a giggle or a snarky remark. But once the humor of it washed away, you more … Continue reading Which Bones, Joints, and Muscles Do You Want to Keep?

knee pain

For Patients With Nontraumatic Knee Pain, Early Rehabilitation Lowers Odds of Later Use of Opioids, Injections, Knee Surgery APTA.org – From PTJ In brief: Retrospective cohort study analyzed Medicare claims data for 52,504 beneficiaries with non-traumatic knee pain (NTKP) to analyze effects of early rehabilitation on later use of drugs, nonsurgical invasive procedures, and surgery … Continue reading Early Rehab Lowers Odds of Use of Opioids, Injections, Knee Surgery

Former Bronco David Bruton is retiring from the NFL — for his health and others’ The former safety and special-teams ace is taking prerequisite science courses to apply to physical therapy school DenverPost.com — One of the final and most lasting images from David Bruton’s seven years as a Bronco was taken the evening of Dec. 20, … Continue reading NFL player is retiring for his health & to become a physical therapist

See your physical therapist before your next run

Summer is here and that means everyone from the elite runner to the weekend hiker will be out and about trying to shake off the winter blues. As you increase your activity level, you may find that you aren’t as physically capable as you once were, or maybe you have been ignoring a nagging pain … Continue reading Why You Should Visit Your Physical Therapist Before Your Next Run

 
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